Family visit commemorative room

Deborah Simpson and Simon Pringle in their mother's room.
Deborah Simpson and Simon Pringle in their mother's room.

When Wooler Youth Hostel was refurbished, the bedrooms were each named after members of the Women’s Land Army who had worked in the Wooler area during the Second World War.

One of these was Joan McIntyre, who later married Dick Pringle and moved to Alnwick. Joan Pringle was involved in many community and charitable organisations in the town.

But it was only recently that two of Joan’s children – Simon Pringle, from Morpeth, and Deborah Simpson, from Cromer in Norfolk – took the opportunity to visit the Youth Hostel and see their mother’s room.

Deborah said: “It was lovely to see Mum commemorated in this way and know that despite her dying three years ago, she will be remembered in years to come.”